Lake County Assessor Jerome Prince appears to have defeated Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson in Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections.
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Jerome Prince Defeats Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-WIlson In Democratic PrimaryLake County Assessor Jerome Prince appears to have defeated Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson in Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections.
Two Extremely Close Ward Races All But OverThe results aren’t official yet, but Chicago election officials have finished counting ballots from the city’s runoff elections two weeks ago, and two aldermanic races that had been too close to call now appear to be all but over in the 33rd and 46th wards.
Rising Star Pete Buttigieg Joins Presidential RaceSouth Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially launched his campaign for president on Sunday, joining a pool of 17 other Democrats aiming to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.
Lightfoot, Preckwinkle To Meet For Post-Election Unity EventPledging to work together after a hard-fought campaign, Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot and former rival Toni Preckwinkle were meeting at Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters on Wednesday in a show of unity. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Lightfoot Cruises To Historic Win In Mayor's RaceChicago elected its first black woman as mayor, and the first LGBTQA mayor in the city's history on Tuesday, as Lori Lightfoot won in a landslide over Toni Preckwinkle. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Hinsdale OKs $140 Million Referendum For School District 86With school sports and activities on the line, voters in west suburban Hinsdale approved a $140 million referendum to fund improvements at two high schools in District 86. CBS 2's Eric Cox reports.
No Election Judges Show Up At Northwest Side Polling PlaceOne precinct in Chicago didn’t have any election judges when the Northwest Side polling place opened Tuesday morning.
Mayor's Race Heads Into Home StretchPolls are open, and it's time to get out and vote. Election Day is here in Chicago, and the candidates for mayor are still working to get people to the polls. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Election Day Arrives For Historic Mayoral RunoffThe polls are open for Chicago’s runoff elections, and aside from the historic mayor’s race, 15 aldermanic seats and the city treasurer’s office are up for grabs today. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Jussie Smollett Case Brings New Issue To Mayor's RaceThe Jussie Smollett case has landed in the middle of the mayor's race, with Lori Lightfoot calling for more information on the decision to drop the charges, and Toni Preckwinkle avoiding criticism of her protege, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who recused herself from the case. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Wilson Endorses Lightfoot In Mayor's RaceIn what might prove to be a crucial decision in the race for mayor, Willie Wilson is endorsing Lori Lightfoot over Toni Preckwinkle.
Burke Faces Judgment Of 14th Ward VotersIt’s been three months since the FBI raided Ald. Edward Burke’s offices, and nearly two months since he was charged with attempted extortion; now the city’s longest-serving alderman could find out Tuesday if he’s going to lose his seat on the City Council.
Polls Open For Historic Mayor's RaceThe polls are open, and Chicago voters are casting their ballots in the most crowded mayor’s race in modern history, a contest that’s all but certain to end with a runoff election in April. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Voters Head To Polls In Historic Mayoral ElectionThe polls are open, and Chicago voters are casting their ballots in the most crowded mayor’s race in modern history, a contest that’s all but certain to end with a runoff election in April. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Candidates Line Up For Shot At Top Spot On BallotLess than two weeks after the midterms, the next election is kicking into gear in Chicago, as candidates for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, and alderman launch their efforts to get on the February ballot. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Candidates Begin Filing Papers To Get On The Ballot In City ElectionsThe races for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, and 50 City Council seats begin in earnest on Monday, as candidates begin filing petitions to get on the ballot for 2019. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Porter County Asks FBI To Investigate Election Day ProblemsPorter County officials have asked the FBI to investigate possible wrongdoing, after a series of problems on Election Day led to massive delays in ballot counting.
How Did 2 Democrats Defeat Incumbents In GOP Strongholds?Two first-time Democratic candidates eked out victories in suburban congressional races on Tuesday, in districts that normally vote Republican, helping Democrats take control of the House. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Chicago Sees Best Voter Turnout For Midterm In 32 YearsChicago had its best midterm election turnout since 1986 on Tuesday, and election officials credited millennials for the big boost in voters.
Pritzker Defeats Rauner In IL Governor's RaceAfter one of the most expensive governor's races in U.S. history, Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner conceded to Democrat J.B. Pritzker less than an hour after the polls closed.
Millennials Pack The Polls Early On Election DayYoung voters could set records at the polls during this year's midterms, and Chicago is no exception. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Millennial Voter Turnout Could Set RecordMillennial voters are expected to turn out to vote in droves across the country, and Chicago is no exception. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Early Voting Sets Records For Midterm ElectionsPolls are open across Illinois as voters cast their ballots in the races for governor, other statewide offices, Congress, the Illinois General Assembly, and many county races. If early voting numbers are any indication, voters could see long lines at polling places on Tuesday. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
More Early Voting Locations Open TodayEarly voting expands today across Chicago and suburban Cook County, with the November midterm elections just two weeks away. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Willie Wilson Discusses His Campaign For MayorAfter coming in third place in the race for mayor in 2015, Willie Wilson is running against Rahm Emanuel again in 2019.
McCarthy Calls Emanuel And Trump 'Two Most Polarizing Figures' In AmericaIn his first televised interview since entering the race for mayor, former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy addressed the Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal, and responded to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attack ad comparing him to Donald Trump.
Lipinksi Tops Newman In Tight RaceThe incumbent in the 3rd Congressional District held off a strong challenge from Marie Newman. Vi Nguyen reports.
Illinois Primaries Approach Finish Line As Polls Open TuesdayThe polls have opened for the state’s primary elections; and, if early voting is any indication, there will be plenty of people at the polls on Tuesday. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Early Voting Underway For Illinois Primary ElectionsEarly voting was in full swing across the Chicago area on Monday, with dozens of polling places open for voters to cast ballots in the upcoming primary elections. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.